Brilliance

I thought the Everglades were on fire last night, the sunset was so brilliant!

…and a full view.

It was amazing. These might be the best of the pictures but who knows, I took so many.

And all I had to do was walk out my back door. Wow.

Weed Haven

The yard guys are obviously running behind, but I delight in the weeds. Never one to worry over or demand grassy perfection, I’m happy as long as it’s green.

When it grows out this long I plop down amongst the blue, violet and yellow. The bees work purposefully around me, from flower to flower, unconcerned by my presence or that of the dogs. Serenity!

Sunrise

This morning before sunrise the east was ablaze with bright yellow which became orange. Brilliant transformation!

This picture shows the real deal, even my fence (which my neighbor broke) and another neighbor’s house.

Hope it doesn’t rain; I’m planning kabobs on the grill for dinner.

Sunset

Isn’t it irritating when you witness a breathtaking sunset but can’t really capture the stunning beauty of it all? Me too.

Hitch

I noticed a little hitchhiker on my dash while driving home from Home Depot yesterday.

He posed for a picture and then I tried to capture him with my used mask to return him to the wild.. as one does.

Not having any part of it, the little hellion ran across the dash and lunged at me, landing on the top of the steering wheel. At eye level!
I didn’t wait to take another picture, preferring to flee my own vehicle instead. Good luck, little Hitch.

Hurricane Season

We’re smack dab in the middle of the Atlantic season, between June 1 and November 30. It’s a magical time when people up and down our nation’s coasts clear out market shelves every time the wind blows hard.

Fred is out there. Don’t get me wrong, he’s a storm. He’s just not a hurricane type storm. Winds are projected to remain low and all he’ll really accomplish is dumping tons of liquid on an already saturated state.

Earlier in the summer we experienced massive amounts of rain and for the first time in 20 years I was worried about flooding. I told my Dad at the time that I needed to dig a trench in the front, since encroaching foliage had made the area more of a bog than what it was designed to be: a runoff.

Of course I procrastinated on the trench until this morning.

…and now I’m sitting. 😉

Last Night

Sometimes… only sometimes… do I groan when the dogs want to go out. Last night was one of those times. Cleaning up after dinner, I wasn’t even aware that the sun was setting. Attentive only to my own needs, the grumbling was audible.

Until I looked up.

Talking to Birds

I enjoy nature; just walking around, smelling the grass, looking at all the beautiful colors of God’s creation… makes me right. Happy.

This mockingbird tried to keep up with my whistles, making me laugh. After wondering why he kept hanging around, even after the dogs came outside with me, I looked up into the areca palms and saw the nest. WHY do they persist in making nests in unstable growths? The last one they tried was only a third of the way done when a strong breeze knocked it down. Oaks grow all around us – go there, silly birds!

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